Revolution Fitness is the most exciting & welcoming fitness studio in Dartmouth.
The aspiration for Revolution Fitness (RevFit) is to offer Dartmouth the best possible group fitness experience - and we have done it. At RevFit, we are EXPERTS in group fitness and personal training. Our welcoming and professional fitness instructors and clients provide a non-intimidating atmosphere where people of ALL fitness levels feel comfortable. We offer indoor group cycling, full body fitness classes, boot camps and personal training. Group fitness provides excitement, support, variety and motivation. It is proven to keep you commited to reaching your fitness goals. Grab a friend and come try a 7 day free trial; YOU will be hooked.
A RevFit membership provides you with UNLIMITED access to our 160+ group fitness classes a month AND free or discounted enrollment into our many workshops. We also offer punch passes which allow you to drop-in to all of our fitness classes.
You will love our fresh studio, our welcoming atmosphere and of course the RESULTS. We have classes for every person and fitness need - beginners, prenatal & postnatal, older adults, students, athletes, and fit people striving to concur new fitness goals!
See you soon,
Lisa Baldwin, Jackie Kellestine and the RevFit team!
Jackie Kellestine, CA, PTS Canfitpro
Owner, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Cycling Instructor
Jackie Kellestine, owner of Revolution Fitness, has been involved in fitness her whole life. Her passion for exercise and fitness began in her youth, and this continuing passion, along with her dedication, care, and professionalism, will provide a firm foundation for Revolution Fitness for the many healthy years ahead. Jackie is a certified personal trainer, and a Schwinn Certified Cycling Instructor.
Jackie enjoys sharing her active lifestyle with her family, friends, and her two children. Whether you are someone just starting a fitness program, someone who is fit and striving to meet new goals, or someone in between, Jackie will ensure you feel welcome at Revolution Fitness.
Lisa Baldwin, B.Ed., PTS Canfitpro
Owner, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Cycling Instructor
Lisa Baldwin, owner of Revolution Fitness, has a passion for teaching, which led to a career in elementary education. She is now excited to combine her skills of instructing with her passion for fitness. Her ability to lead and motivate will ensure Revolution’s clients reach their fitness goals. She is a Schwinn Certified Cycling instructor as well as a Canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS).
“Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I love indoor cycling, I have been hooked since my first class! I love the energy that comes from the music, the group, and the instructor. I am glad I get to provide this to the clients of Revolution. My goal is to make indoor cycling their passion as well.”
Erin Akitt graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2004, and runs a family business in HRM. Erin has many athletic accomplishments including completing two Half Ironman events, competing in the 2008 World Tri Champs, and completing many local half marathons. Her hobbies include cycling, yoga, skiing and spending time with her husband and babies.
Jen Taylor, PTS Canfitpro
Cycling and Boot Camp Instructor
Jen is brings a wealth of fitness experience to Revolution from her 12 years working in the industry. Jen has led boot camps and cycling classes through many organizations in HRM. Jen has been involved in fitness since a young age, runs the bluenose half marathon every year, and has a passion for muay thai kickboxing!
Samantha Warshick, PTS Canfitpro
Boot Camp and Cycling Instructor
Sam believes that fitness is a journey and wants to help you get started! She has shown her competitive side her entire life. In 2013, Sam fell in love with fitness again. She competed in her first fitness competition (NSABBA April 2013), ran her first 10K (bluenose) and become a canfitpro certified personal trainer.
Nikki Peck, BSc Nutrition, BSc HKin, canfitpro PTS, FIS, NWL Pro Trainer
Nutrition, Exercise & Wellness Consultant
Nikki joins the Revolution team bringing 28 years’ experience as a competitive athlete, Personal Fitness Coach, Medical Exercise and Post-Rehabilitation Specialist, Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultant, Group Fitness Leader and Indoor Cycling, Pilates and Yoga instructor. Her education and experience has made her a dynamic and passionate innovator in health, fitness and wellness and a well-respected leader and continuing education provider in the industry. Nikki’s vision is a healthier Nova Scotia population! Her mission is to educate people through healthy experiences they can share with others.
“My current focus is exercises to strengthen your core muscles (abs, hips, back and shoulders), challenge your balance and coordination, increase your flexibility and heighten your body awareness. What does this mean for you? Improved fitness and sports performance, healthy posture and reduced risk of injury. Join me for a Wednesday 6:00 a.m. Cycle and Core class and I’ll be happy to answer your fitness and nutrition questions. “
Boot Camp and Cycling Instructor, Level 1 Boxing Instructor (CABA)
Laura MacPhee feels like she has tried every sport in the book but was bit hard by the boxing bug in 1997. She has since gone on to compete in over 20 amateur bouts and become a certified coach herself through CABA. She is currently training for her first professional boxing match and continues to introduce people to boxing via her personal training sessions and boxing-inspired group fitness classes.
“Boxing nurtures a sense of purpose, dedication attention to detail, hard work, and most importantly, it can show us what we are capable of.”
Laura is also a member of the Revolution cycling team. When she is not sweating it out you might find her on her road bike (only in nice weather) or hanging out with her young daughter.
With four half marathons under her belt, Jaclyn knows how to train. Her
commitment to a healthy lifestyle is evident in all facets of her life as
she tries to instill these values in her two young daughters. You can
often find her in the kitchen cooking from scratch or completing her
workout whenever and wherever she can. She is a Dartmouth enthusiast and enjoys the perks of downtown living, including walking everywhere. As your instructor, you can expect to love her for her intensity and you will thank her later for your butt-kicking.
Jaclyn is very approachable and truly excited to hop on the bike with some great tunes and a room full of cycling enthusiasts. She is currently completing her CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) training – so get ready, once she finishes with you on the bike you can meet her on the mat.
Caitlin graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2007, and runs a family business in HRM. Caitlin’s passion for fitness started at a young age when her parent’s signed her up for a local swim team. After her swimming career she started running and cycling which lead to triathlons. She is currently training for her second ½ ironman .In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends&family and baking.
Nathalie Bonang, Canfitpro FIS, PTS, HWL
Nathalie has been working in the fitness industry for 6 years.
She is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives.
She believes that a healthy lifestyle can be achieved at anytime throughout life.
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life!”
Maggie starting attending revolution fitness over 2 years ago and fell in love with indoor cycling! Her commitment to living a healthy lifestyle and promoting fitness shines through in her classes, and you can be guaranteed to leave her class feeling great!
She enjoys competing in physically demanding obstacle and trail cross courses, and can usually be found training for an upcoming event! When not in the gym she enjoys spending time with her family and staying active outdoors with her kids!
Shaunna Sanderson, FIS Canfitpro
Boot Camp Instructor
Shaunna started at Revolution as a client looking to reach her own fitness goals and as her passion for fitness grew she decided to get certified to help others reach their goals as well. She looks forward to challenging her classes with a tough workout! She has completed two Spartan Sprint obstacle courses and is training for a Spartan Super. When she is not working as a hair stylist or at the gym you can find her hiking with her family or cycling outdoors with friends.
Gary Dumas, FIS Canfitpro
Group Fitness Instructor
With 17 years in the fitness industry, Gary believes that going to the gym should be for the 3 Fs of Fitness - Friends, Fun & Fitness.
Gary was an avid runner for 25 years and has taught in various gyms
throughout HRM. His favorite saying is “how hard can it be, it’s an old guy
with grey hair who teaches the class”.
Whether you’re on the bike or on the floor, a challenging workout
can be assured.
Carol Anne Cox, PTS canfitpro, Level 1 Yoga
My passion for fitness began as a toddler when I would do yoga with my mom. I have loved physical fitness all my life. In 1997, I tried group fitness and have never looked back.
I enjoy teaching step, body sculpting, interval classes, older adults fitness, youth fitness and look forward to teaching spin at RevFit soon!
Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
Michelle knows that exercise throughout your lifetime will allow your body to function well for ALL your years to come!
Michelle is a canfitpro PTS, Qualified TRX Instructor, Functional Aging Specialist and Internationally Certified Nordic Pole Walking Coach.
Michelle’s goal is to make NS healthier and she is doing it. She is helping older adults feel stronger, and more confident every day! Michelle’s Fit2Function program at RevFit is a 5 star reviewed enrollment.
Group Fitness Instructor
Jennifer is happy to join the Revolution Fitness family and bring her energy on and off the bike to this side of the bridge. A Dartmouth native, she is a four-time Ironman finisher and a competitive rower. Ten years ago, she made the (un)natural progression from ballet to rugby and today she is certified in Barre Fitness (BarrEast), TRX, and a Schwinn-certified spin instructor.
She is the proud founder of Pacing in Pink, an initiative to promote breast cancer awareness and education in young women. She has lost count of how many marathons she’s run and makes a mean vegetarian lasagna despite being a total carnivore.